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Topic

The Second Amendment should be abolished

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Finished

All stages have been completed. The voting points distribution and the result are presented below.

Voting points
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12

With 12 votes and 11 points ahead, the winner is ...

TheRealNihilist
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Round 1
Con
Abolishing the Second Amendment is taking away freedoms. Here's why.

Let's start with a question. If they abolish the second amendment, who will most likely give up their guns, the law abiding citizens, or the criminals who are shooting people? The law abiding citizens, right? If the criminals aren't afraid of the criminal punishments for killing people (which can be life in prison or even, in some cases, the death penalty) I don't think they'll be afraid of the punishments for having an illegal weapon. Also, theoretically, now the criminals will be less afraid of breaking in houses because the owners (the law abiding citizens) can't protect themselves which will increase burglaries and robberies which will, again theoretically, increase homicides. Also many people find shooting fun. There are rifle and shotgun merit badges in Boy Scouts. Trap shooting is a sport. It's a relatively safe one, too. As far as I can see, so far, football and baseball are actually more dangerous (but if find something against that please tell me and give me a link) and I don't see anyone trying to ban footballs or baseball bats. So really it doesn't solve anything and will just make people mad.
Pro
I value life. The second amendment doesn't value the same thing since it is basically a right to bear arms. This doesn't lead to life being protected, it leads to death. The statistics state  people are dying. Whether it be murder, suicide etc. They are dying. By removing said guns we can eliminate the problem. My opponent would have to demonstrate how banning guns is worse because the amendment is worth more than life or banning doesn't help. I think the government should be put in place to maintain the safety of their citizens not give them things that can only harm their well-being or cause unnecessary fear among others. Since the government is put in place to maintain the safety of their citizens the government should ban guns. 

Round 2
Con
Forfeited
Pro
I have nothing to rebut.

Thanks you to CommanderCornJuice